Know Your History – 6th March – Louisa May Alcott died

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6th March,  1888 – Louisa M Alcott died

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo’s Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard and under it wrote novels for young adults.

Alcott Quote

Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts and is loosely based on Alcott’s childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novel was very well received and is still a popular children’s novel today. Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist. She died in Boston on March 6, 1888.

For a little fun visit “10-things-you-may-not-know-about-little-women”.

My favourite is No. 2 – Little Women tool only 10 weeks to write!

Alcott Quote 2

Source(s)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_May_Alcott, http://www.louisamayalcott.org/louisamaytext.html, google images

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